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Roundtable Releases Recommendations to Reinvigorate U.S. Housing Market

RISMEDIA, June 11, 2009-The Housing Working Group of Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. corporations, announced bipartisan proposals to help return stability and growth to the U.S. housing market. ...


FHA Tax Credit Monetization Helps Home Buyers With Upfront Costs

RISMEDIA, June 11, 2009-First-time home buyers who would otherwise qualify for the $8,000 tax credit, but don't have the money for a down payment or closing fees, may now be able to get a loan to help cover those upfront costs. ...


Purchase Applications Remain Steady, Refinance Applications Continue to Fall

RISMEDIA, June 11, 2009-The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 5, 2009. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, was 611.0, a decrease of 7.2% on a seasonally adjusted basis from 658.7 one week earlier. ...


Prudential Florida Real Estate Services, Rei Mesa Launches Consumer Confidence ‘Stimulus Package’

RISMEDIA, June 11, 2009-Rei Mesa, president and chief operating officer, Prudential Florida Real Estate Services recently completed his road tour themed the "Energy Bus" Road Tour for Success. The tour served as the introduction of Prudential Florida Real Estate Services Consumer Confidence "Stimulus Package," which includes the "Homebuyer Price Guarantee" ...


RE/MAX Expands Presence ‘Down Under’

RISMEDIA, June 11, 2009-RE/MAX announced that it's continuing its worldwide growth with the sale of the franchise rights for the Western Australia region. Respected real estate veteran, Geoff Baldwin, is the new regional owner. The five Geoff Baldwin Realty Group offices, and staff of 60, will merge with ...


A Distinct Advantage – Now, More Than Ever

RISMEDIA, June 10, 2009-Realogy Corporation has quickly responded and adapted to market changes in a way that most real estate companies simply aren't built to do. The distinct advantages that Realogy brings to the table have allowed its affiliates, across all brands, ...


Regional Spotlight – NY Realtors Converge Upon Albany

RISMEDIA, June 10, 2009-Members of the New York State Association of REALTORS® gathered at the state Capitol on Tuesday to impress upon their representatives in Albany the need for property tax relief, home buying incentives and number of other pro-homeownership initiatives. ...


Are Increasing Numbers of Homeowners Withholding Their Mortgage Payments?

RISMEDIA, June 9, 2009-One of the reasons that it is hard to get a handle on the depths of the foreclosure crisis is that much of the information is hidden beneath the surface, like an iceberg. We are seeing only ...


$27.4 Billion Slashed Off Homes Currently for Sale Across America

RISMEDIA, June 9, 2009-Trulia, Inc., known for being one of the best places to start your real estate search, announced that 23.6% of current homes on the market in the United States have experienced at least one price cut, totaling $27.4 billion in reductions. The average price-reduced home has seen a ...


Managing Your Real Estate Career Today and Tomorrow

RISMEDIA, June 9, 2009-A look into the daily life of a REALTOR®: ...


Halstead Property Announces New Offices, 160 New Agents in Connecticut

RISMEDIA, June 9, 2009-Halstead Property announced that 160 real estate brokers in Fairfield County, Connecticut have joined their firm under a newly formed entity, Halstead Connecticut, LLC. These agents were formerly with Country Living Associates, and the five new offices will be under the banner of Halstead Property Country ...


Fair Mortgage Collaborative Launch to Help Restore Public’s Faith in Home Lending

RISMEDIA, June 9, 2009-As the costly burden of predatory lending and mortgage foreclosures continues to ravage families and neighborhoods across the United States, the "Fair Mortgage Collaborative" (FMC) is being launched on June 10, 2009 by mortgage lenders, foundations (including the Ford Foundation and Calvert Foundation), and advocacy organizations (such ...


Bishop Realty Associates Affiliates with Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services

RISMEDIA, June 9, 2009-Real Estate and Relocations Services, Inc., a Prudential Financial, Inc. company, announced the affiliation of Bishop Realty Associates, previously affiliated with Coldwell Banker. The full-service real estate brokerage will operate as Prudential Bishop Realty Associates in Homestead, Florida City, Palmetto Bay and Pinecrest. ...


Survival Sales Tactics – What to Focus on in a Tough Market

RISMEDIA, June 8, 2009-One definition of "insanity" centers on engaging in repetitious behavior, but expecting different outcomes to result over time. However, that process happens all the time across many sales professionals and sales mangers in many different industries, including real estate. In 2009 real estate professionals need to ...


Builders Serving Mature Home Buyer Market See More Consumer Interest

RISMEDIA, June 8, 2009-Builders of single-family housing for the mature home buyer market reported an increase in traffic of prospective buyers during the first quarter of this year, according to the 55+ Housing Market Index (55+ HMI) released today by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The component measuring ...


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